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Pennrose Graduates First Emerging Leaders Workshop Class

December 21, 2018

Pennrose announced today that the first Emerging Leaders Workshop “Class of 2018” has graduated from the year-long talent-immersion program. The Emerging Leader Workshops are designed to furnish growth opportunities, celebrate successes, and educate the future leaders of Pennrose business. The agenda for each session typically included business updates, time with Senior Management, a case study or book study on relevant leadership issues, several targeted diagnostics, and development planning exercises. The sessions also included leadership and relationship building training, skills practice, and role playing.

The 19 high-potential Pennrose employees that participated in the program were selected based on annual performance evaluations, senior management nominations, and other metrics and feedback. A cross-functional representation of talent was comprised of employees from development, management, maintenance, compliance, and shared services. All participants were previously recognized as high-performing talent within the organization.

“As Pennrose continues to invest in talent, we are proud of the accomplishments of this first Emerging Leader group,” said Mark H. Dambly, President of Pennrose. “Graduates of this program represent in many ways the future leaders of Pennrose, and we are excited to see how they continue to grow and develop and support our readiness for future organizational growth.”

Once selected, the Emerging Leaders are enrolled in the year-long talent immersion program. The quarterly workshops are each uniquely designed to examine their role as a leader. Throughout the four workshop sessions, the participants are evaluated on their development plan progress, class participation and engagement, and receive one-to-one executive coaching and a personal feedback summary. Graduates will attend an Executive Development Workshop in 2019 focusing on vision, alignment, execution and career development. 

The final session and graduation ceremony was celebrated at the historic Union League of Philadelphia. Graduates finished their individual development plan and shared their personal leadership finding and leadership vision to the group. Pennrose owners and senior leaders attended to celebrate this success. Pennrose plans to announce the Class of 2019 Emerging Leaders Workshop participants at the beginning of January.